Letter to younger selfZoran
I wrote about this recently in my new book, and for one new magazine, but here is a special version for my blog. What I would say to my younger self from today’s perspective ( I am 41 while writing this) would look something like this:
School grades are not important.
Life knowledge and life school is.
Work less, enjoy and have fun more.
If you marry (and don’t hurry) keep your surname (as well)
Read, read, read.
Travel, travel, travel.
Don’t miss sex because of your pride and proving something to your partner.
Everything is ok with you, just find your people, find your tribe.
Put yourself and your family first.
Regardless of thousands of fears you will be the best mum in the world.
The only person whose opinion you should care about – is yours.
Start saying NO as soon as possible, NO to everything that drains your energy and doesn’t give you JOY.
Don’t take anything personal.
Start your business as soon as you can.
Always respect yourself and increase your prices.
Don’t overgive to prove your value.
You are good enough, you deserve it all, you are worth it.
Don’t overspend your money on so-called experts, in the end always listen to your self, your intuition, and your body.
Sleep, exercise, eat healthy on time.
Otherwise you will come into a situation you will be forced to.
Worry less – everything will work out in the end.
This is your life. You make the rules.
Don’t compete. Don’t compare.
Your heart will be broken, more than once.
You will be betrayed and cheated by the closest people but love does conquer all.
And it will be worth your every tear, and every km you drove to see him while he was working in a different country and all the crazy things you did for all people you loved.
Be grateful for everything.
Because everything is here to serve you, even when it looks like it isn’t.